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7 Things to Do Before School Starts

Great tips on things to do before the first day of school + back to school ideas for parents & kids! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for many of us! We've started ou...
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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect to use this month (and during the new school year) as your kids get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard...
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The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class! There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?! Sh...
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40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

40 Outdoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids {w/free printables!}

Inspire your kids with these awesome outdoor scavenger hunts (many with free printables!) Scavenger hunts with kids are some of our favorite outdoor activities (as you may have guessed :)  They can be done together, as an independent ...
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun backyard camping activities for kids and families to try at home! Planning to camp-out with the kids?  A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family! Why the backyard? It's a great place to 'test the waters' when...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

Learn how to build a sundial -- a great STEM activity for kids! For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate by 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the ...
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12 Outdoor Activities for Families {FREE printable challenge!}

AWESOME Outdoor Activities for Families to enjoy this summer (+FREE printable Adventure Challenge too!) It's one of those times when nothing seems normal -- so maybe it's a sign to try something new, you know, mix things up a bit, right? ...
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12 Christmas in July Activities for Kids

Try some of these creative Christmas in July activities and games for kids & families! I'll admit, we do have some out-of-the ordinary traditions in our family but it's those off the wall ideas that create some awesome memories too.&nb...
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36 Summer Sensory Activities

36 Summer Sensory Activities

Explore some of these summer sensory activities this year with your kids no matter what their age! My kids are "touchers" -- as in, they always put their hands on things.  When they were young, I can't tell you how many times I said ...
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Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottles & July 4th Printable Activities

Celebrate Independence Day with these FREE July 4th printable activities & glow in the dark sensory bottles! I can't believe it's almost July! Man, summer sure can fly by if you're not paying attention ;) Today's idea is one of those ...
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Christmas in July: Activities for Kids

Fun Christmas in July activities for kids to enjoy this summer! Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July' - fun day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together enjoying favorite Christm...
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10 Camping Books for Kids + Where to Camp for Free!

Find free places to camp with your family and great books about camping for kids! Planning a family camping trip this year? Or maybe planning to pitch a tent in the backyard?  Family camping with kids can be tons of fun -- sleeping u...
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18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

Head under the sea with these cool ocean STEM activities & projects for kids! We're diving down deep today to explore ocean zones, marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer le...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for kids! And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!! Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer br...
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The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

The Ultimate Cabin Trip Packing List: 50 Things to Bring

Grab a copy of this free printable cabin or camping packing list to help you organize your camping supplies, know what fun things to bring & out the door quicker for your next family camping adventure! As I've mentioned before, I don't...
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